Patrick Quinn, Robert Graves and "a labor of nearly love"

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

  With the publishing this week  of “Translating Rome,” the twentieth book in the planned twenty-four volumes of the Collected Works of Robert Graves, general editor Patrick Quinn, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,  breathed a sigh of relief. “This collection began back in 1993 and has survived a number

Ansel Adams: Lost and Found

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society of the Chapman School of Law will present a fascinating event on Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m. in Room 142 of Kennedy Hall.  In the spring of 2000, while perusing items at a garage sale, Rick Norsigian came across a wooden box that held a stack of manila envelopes deteriorating

Student wins chocolate commercial contest

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

PRSSA students and the Chapman Alumni Association staged a glitzy benefit called Red Carpet/Black Tie on Sunday, March 7  at Mation Knott Studios during the broadcast of the Oscars. The crowd of more than 250 included students, alumni, faculty, City of Orange dignitaries and community members. Central to the evening was the viewing of a Dodge College student commercial

Chapman alumnus Arellano reminisces about food of his fathers

March 20, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman alumnus and well-known columnist and author Gustavo Arellano (his humor column/sociology study ”Ask a Mexican!” appears in OC Weekly and many other papers) nabbed the front page of the L.A. Times’ Food section last Thursday (March 18) with a mouth-watering feature on Zacatecan cuisine.  The food of the central Mexican state is, for some reason,

Chapman to host ACS Undergrad Biochemistry/Chemistry Conference, April 17

March 20, 2010 by | Science and Health

Chapman University will host the 2010 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Biochemistry and Chemistry Conference on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The conference affords undergraduates in chemistry the opportunity to present their research results via posters and/or oral presentations.  Prospective student presenters can register online at http://www.chapman.edu/CS/Chemistry/ACSconference.asp.  Those who would like more

Library Book Sale open for business!

March 18, 2010 by | Campus Life

Remember, the Leatherby Libraries’ 4th Annual Book Sale opens Thursday, March 18 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the campus community only (students, faculty and staff – must show Chapman ID).  And it continues Friday, March 19, open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Hardcovers are $1, paperbacks are four for $1,

Chapman professor lands Discover cover story

March 18, 2010 by | Science and Health

To a scientist, making the cover of Discover magazine is something akin to a rock star making the cover of Rolling Stone.   And while Yakir Aharonov and his group, including Jeff Tollaksen (both professors of physics in Chapman’s Schmid College of Science), didn’t quite get their photos on the April cover of

Room dedication honors Holocaust survivors

March 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

“After being tossed about in this world, survivors of the Holocaust have a home at Chapman. My fervent prayer is that the dignity of this room will inspire all who enter it.” This heartfelt message, delivered by Holocaust survivor Natalie Weinstein Gold, conveyed the air of warmth and remembrance that greeted the dedication Monday afternoon

Question of the Week: "Bad books" – do you agree?

March 15, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The American Book Review has set off a debate with its list of 40 “bad books” (PDF), many of them nominated by professors.  The “chosen” books include Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, One-Party Classroom by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Bob Dylan’s Tarantula,